Monograph of living chitons
(Mollusca: Polyplacophora), Vol.
Human designers often need substances that multitask, and the researchers have turned to evolution's solutions in chitons
and other organisms for inspiration.
Spatial and temporal patterns of abundance and the effects of disturbance on under-boulder chitons
Up until now, records of chitons
from the Sao Tome and Principe Islands have been restricted to four species, in four separate families: Lepidochitona rolani Kaas & Strack, 1986, Rhyssoplax canariensis (d'Orbigny, 1839), Craspedochiton foresti (Leloup, 1965) and, probably, Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) (Table 3).
The most recent findings by David Kisailus, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, details how the teeth of chiton
This is a kind of missing link with a worm-like body, bearing a series of shells like those of a chiton
or coat-of-mail shell," Yale researcher Derek E.
Maintenance of chitons
on seawalls using crevices on sandstone blocks as habitat in Sydney Harbour, Australia.
Le projet Bidarki se penchait sur les chitons
noirs (Katharina tunicata) de la basse peninsule Kenai, en Alaska.
A report on a collection of chitons
(Mollusca: Polyplacophora) dredged near Isla Coche, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela.
Pheromonal stimulation of spawning release of gametes by gonadotropin releasing hormone in the chiton
, Mopalia sp.
Housed within protective exoskeletons, snails, chitons
and barnacles endure exposure to potentially drying wind and sun during receding tides.
(Polyplacophora) and patellid limpets (Gastropoda) have been studied extensively due to the significant amounts of iron biominerals incorporated into their teeth.
Ortiz is now looking at host of natural exoskeletons in order to extract protective design principles, including chitons
, urchins, beetles, and armored fish.
normally have eight plates on the dorsal surface: a head plate, six intermediate plates and a tail plate (Fig.
Piet Kaas and Richard Van Belle began their project of describing and illustrating every known species of chitons
in 1985 with the first volume of their Monograph of Living Chitons
series and continued with four subsequent volumes until Kaas' death in 1996.